Steelers’ Kemoeatu, Keisel out vs Patriots

Steelers left guard Chris Kemoeatu, held out of practice all

week with knee and ankle injuries, was inactive for Sunday night’s

game against New England.

The Steelers also were without left tackle Max Starks (neck),

who is out for the season. Jonathan Scott started for Starks and

Ramon Foster replaced Kemoeatu.

The Patriots didn’t activate running back Fred Taylor, wide

receiver Taylor Price, cornerback Darius Butler, safety Jarrad

Page, offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger and Mark LeVoir, center

Stephen Neal and defensive lineman Myron Pryor.

Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (hamstring) was inactive for

the third time in four games. Pittsburgh also held out safety Will

Allen (concussion, illness), running back Jonathan Dwyer, wide

receiver Antonio Brown and defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps), who

may miss the rest of the season.